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Spring back into Social at Tellico Village!

Spring is just around the bend and surely as the sun comes out and the tulips begin to bloom – we find ourselves feeling a little more awake, alive and social. Tellico Village provides a certain lifestyle to all of those who live here, a lifestyle that encourages volunteering, fitness, the outdoors, education, but above all – community.

With all of the social butterflies coming out with the sun, here are a few social opportunities happening right here in Tellico Village!

Karaoke at Tellico Village Yacht Club: Are you interested in singing your favorite tune and enjoying a night out in an elegant venue? Join us at the Yacht Club on Thursday evenings from 6-9pm at the Blue Heron Restaurant! All singing levels are welcome!

Joints in Motion: Beginning this month, JIM will be led in the Warm Water Therapy Pool (yes, we have a fitness center with a wide variety of fitness amenities!) on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1-2pm. JIM is a warm water-based program that assists with balance, flexibility, posture and muscle strength. This social fitness option also decreases joint pain and weakness for those suffering from stiffness and chronic pain or in need of rehabilitation.

April Pickleball: Did you know the month of April is pickleball month? Well we here at Tellico Village are more than excited about it! In celebration, every Wednesday in April the Wellness Center will host drop-in pickleball from 2-4pm! New to the game? That’s okay! Our experienced club members will be there to teach you the rules of pickleball so you can get started on enjoying a fun new sport!

Yacht Club Events: Looking for some live music to liven up your weekends this April? We have just the solution! Stop by the Yacht Club Tiki Bar on Friday evenings to enjoy live music and dancing! Bands such as the Trent James Band, Barry Jolly, DJ Steve, and the Mighty Blue Band will be playing! Did we mention there’s a cash bar, no cover charge and it’s open to the public? Fridays never looked so good!

Tanasi Bar & Grill: We’ve taken care of your social schedule for Fridays (see Yacht Club Events above) and we can take care of your Mondays as well! Join us for Music Mondays at Tanasi Bar & Grill from 5:30-8:30pm for live music by the water! Bands such as JJ Tyson, Kenny Dykes, James Seaton, and 45 RPM will be there – how about you?

Fishing Club: Have you always been a fisherman but never had the community to enjoy it with? Join us at the Tellico Village Fishing Club! With educational gatherings featuring guest speakers and regular monthly meetings – this club is anything but fishy! Want to learn more or get involved? Contact Pete Young at 865-458-1527 or visit TellicoVillageFishingGroup.com.

Tellico Cruising (Boating) Club: Our Tellico Village lifestyle is often associated with lakeside living so it only makes sense that we would have a fun and active boating club! With monthly meetings, social hours and boat topics covering everything from pontoons, bow riders, wake boats, cruisers, and all motorized craft – anyone with any percentage of boat ownership is sure to want to be a part of this club! Find out more information at TellicoCruisingClub.com.

Hiking Club: Are you an avid hiker but don’t want to go solo? Our Hiking Club has various hiking excursions featured every month! This month we are going to Ramsey Cascades, a difficult but beautiful 8-mile hike that boasts a multitude of waterfalls and rapids to view along the way. Not an advanced hiker? No problem! There’s an additional hike to Mouse Creek Falls on the schedule that’s only a little less than 5 miles and an easy hike with a moderate incline! No matter your skill level, we have hikes for everyone!

Feeling social yet? We sure are! Join us at Tellico Village as we create a community that’s more than just clubs and commonalities – but a lifestyle that supports your neighbors while building your social circle! Looking to make Tellico Village your home? Contact one of our Crye Leike realtors today at (865) 458-3000 to find the perfect home for you and your family. We have several homes with marvelous views of Tellico Lake and the Great Smoky Mountains. Want to schedule a tour? CLICK HERE!

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Tellico Village: Group Hiking meets East Lakeshore Trail!

Featured Hike: East Lakeshore Trail

What’s a good local hike? How about the 2.5 miles of the Sinking Creek Branch of East Lakeshore Trail! Not a solo hiker but rather looking for a group? Tellico Village has group hikes on the 3rd Tuesday of every month!

This past month, August, Tellico Village hikers gathered at the Poplar Springs Boat Ramp parking lot at 9:00 AM to carpool to the trail head. Hikers coming from Kahite met around 9:15 AM at the Sinking Creek Trailhead, which is at the intersection of Axley Chapel Road and National Campground Road. The East Lakeshore Trails are just across the lake from the Tellico Village community and is one of the most beautiful and accessible hiking trails in East Tennessee. This trail has even been designated as National Recreation Trails by the Department of the Interior!

Source: TVPOA Tell-E-Gram, PDF Here

If you would like to become more familiar with these trails and/or would just like to take a short 2 1/2 to 3 mile hike, then come join us on the 3rd Tuesday of every month! All of our monthly hikes should noon-ish (no later than 11:30 AM).

This past hike was lead by Larry Elder and Jon Foreman. For additional information feel free to contact: Larry: lelder49@gmail.com / 865-657-9722 or Jon: for4man@charter.net / 412-337-5500

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Calling All Happy Hikers

Living in the South during the winter is always a weather roller coaster. You are just as likely to have a 30-degree snow day as you are a 70-degree lake day! With this in mind, knowing the trails in your area is always a must.

Meet East Lakeshore Trails! This local trail is both developed and maintained, in partnership with the TVA, by a dedicated group of volunteers organized by WATeR: The Watershed Association of the Tellico Reservoir. Like most amenities in Tellico Village, East Lakeshore Trail also acts as a representation of this area’s sense of community and environmental commitment.

Open all winter, the trails are located along the east shore of Tellico Lake. The trail system measures at over 26 miles with 8 accessible branches. With an overall trail difficulty of easy to moderate, these trails are known for being quiet, having a large number of tree species and a view of the mountains.

Trail Branches (in order of trail difficulty) for East Lakeshore Trails include:

  • David Ferry Branch: Easy
  • Glendale Branch: Easy
  • Glendale Shortcut Trail: Easy
  • Coytee Loop Branch: Moderate
  • Sinking Creek Branch: Moderate
  • Lotterdale Branch: Moderate
  • Jackson Bend Branch: Moderate
  • Morganton Branch: Easy / Moderate

Rosemary Marshall, Past President of the Tennessee Trails Association recalled the trail as, “One of the most beautiful and accessible hiking trails in our part of East Tennessee.”

Being close to the Great Smoky Mountains, rated one of the best places to retire and our sense of community here at Tellico Village are just a few of the many reasons why we here at Crye Leike Realtors invite you to explore making Tellico Village your next home! In addition to having a variety of realtors for you to choose from with an abundance of information on both the area and the community amenities, we here at Crye Leike are sure the trail to your next home will be nothing short of EASY!